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17 Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo as a Family

Posted April 24, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Cinco de Mayo doesn't have to be all about the margaritas. Celebrate as a family this year with these festive, educational and kid-friendly Cinco de Mayo activities.

7 Sources of Protein for Kids Who Don't Like Meat

Posted April 21, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

There are plenty of non-meat sources of protein for kids who don't like beef or chicken. Here are 7 foods you can offer instead.

5 Reasons Why Paternity Leave Is Crucial for Fathers and Families

Posted April 17, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Paternity leave is a hot topic in the news lately. Here's why we think it's crucial for both fathers and families.

10 Best Blogs for Your Family Budget

Posted April 13, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Ready to take control of your family's financial future? These top 10 money and finance blogs are among the best for your family budget.

Easter Decorations to Make With Your Kids

Posted April 10, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

You don't have to spend a fortune to decorate your home for Easter. You can decorate with these fun, Easter-themed projects that you and your kids can make yourselves.

5 Throw-Together Dinners That Are Perfect for Nights When You're Too Tired to Cook

Posted April 7, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Too tired to cook? Don't call for carryout just yet — these "throw-together" meals are big on home-cooked flavor AND convenience. What more can you ask for?

Ride 'em Cowboy: How to Throw a Birthday Party with a Western Theme

Posted April 3, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Ready to treat your cowboy or cowgirl to a birthday party filled with wild west adventure? Get your ideas for invitations, decorations, food, entertainment and party favors here.

7 Ways Families Can Save Money in April

Posted April 2, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

It's April! Save money this month with these 7 simple tips.

Get Out and Play! 23 Games and Activities to Enjoy Outside With Your Kids This Spring

Posted March 26, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Spring has arrived! Get the whole family outside to play with these 23 outdoor games and activities.

10 Great Games to Play on Family Game Night

Posted March 25, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Trying to plan the perfect family game night? From board games to card games to video games, we've rounded up 10 games that are fun for kids and parents alike.

Perfect Preschool Flower Crafts to Brighten Up Your Home This Spring

Posted March 20, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Spring is the perfect season to brighten up your home with flowers. Get your preschooler involved and decorate with these simple spring flower crafts he will love to make.

5 Tips for Planning a Co-ed Baby Shower

Posted March 16, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Baby showers aren't only for women. Throw a co-ed baby shower with help from these 5 tips.

10 Healthy (and Green) St. Patrick's Day Foods That Are Fun for the Whole Family

Posted March 12, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

St. Patrick's Day snacks don't have to be loaded with fat and sugar. You can celebrate the holiday with these fun and healthy green foods too.

No Time for Flashcards: 17 Things You REALLY Need to Do to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

Posted March 9, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Skip the flashcards and all the other academic prep. If you really want to be sure your child is ready for kindergarten, focus on these 17 things (which you're probably already doing every day).

Springing Forward: Tips for Helping Your Child Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

Posted March 6, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Daylight Savings Time is almost here. Find out when you need to change your clocks, and how to help your children adjust.

10 Chores Your 10-Year-Old Should Be Doing Daily

Posted March 4, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Routine household chores help children develop responsibility and self-esteem. By the age of 10, your kids should be doing these 10 chores daily.

Cheap Ideas for a Fun Family Spring Break

Posted February 27, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Spring Break doesn't have to break the bank. Give these fun ideas for a cheap family Spring Break a try.

Best Resources to Help Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten

Posted February 25, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Have a child headed of to kindergarten next year? We've rounded up some of the best resources to help you ensure that she's prepared.

17 Fast, Healthy, and Fun Breakfast Ideas for Busy Mornings

Posted February 21, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Getting your kids dressed, fed and out the door on a busy school morning can be a monumental task. Make things easier on yourself by having one of these fast, healthy, and fun breakfasts ready to go.

4 Unusual Ways to Enjoy Your Girl Scout Cookies

Posted February 18, 2014 by Alyssa Chirco

Girl Scout cookie season is here, and we've rounded up some unusual ways to enjoy your favorites!